West Bromwich Albion right to focus on highly-rated talent Archer

West Bromwich Albion have enquired about taking Hednesford Town youngster Lewis Archer on trial, according to theĀ Express & Star.

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What’s the word?

The immediate objective for the Baggies this season is to achieve promotion.

The club fell into the Championship from the Premier League after a dismal 2017-18 campaign.

At the moment, the plan to bounce back is in motion as the club reside third in the table after nine matches.

Behind the scenes, the Baggies – like every club – are working on recruitment and according to theĀ Express & Star, their attention has turned to non-league.

The report claims that Hednesford attacker Archer is wanted for a trial, but West Brom’s approaches have been rejected.

It is believed that the Northern Premier League side want a fee, which the Baggies are unlikely to offer.

Would West Brom have a gem on their hands?

At the age of 20, it is difficult to predict whether Archer will become a star of the game, but there is enough buzz around him to suggest that he has the talent to succeed.

Since Jamie Vardy’s rise through the ranks, non-league players are catching the eye more often than they used to.

Archer has shown this season in particular that he can be a threat up front, but he is also versatile.

As well as playing as a main striker, the youngster is equally as comfortable out on the wing.

Given that he is tied down to Hednesford until 2020, West Brom may have to wait to make another move, but Archer is certainly a player they should continue to monitor.